Have you seen these cute turtles? It’s interesting that the set is called Turtle Friends, as I would actually class these cute characters as Tortoises. From discussions with my fellow demonstrators around the world, both a Tortoise and Turtle is recognised here. Interesting hey!

There’s been a few little babies born in our family and friends, it’s reminded me it’s nice to have a stamp set handy, or a few cards made ready to send out.

I always think back to before I was a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, when I was trying to make a baby card for a little girl and all of the craft products I had were clashing. The pinks were either too light, too dark, too salmon coloured. Ugh! When I discovered Stampin’ Up!® and I realised that the cardstock colour, ribbons, accessories and inks all matched, I felt that Stampin’ Up! was the answer! And here I still am 14 years on!


  1. Stamped outline of the tortoise in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.
  2. With Balmy Blue Light Stampin’ Blend, colour in the tortoise. Leaving the eyes and toes white.
  3. With Misty Moonlight Light or Dark Stampin’ Blend, colour in the tortoise’s toes. You could even colour the tail in dark to be different.
  4. Stamp the shell pattern over the top of the colouring, in Misty Moonlight ink.
  5. Use the coordinating punch to cut out the tortoise.
  6. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for the smaller tortoise.
Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 158039

The new Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper is new in the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue . It’s a smaller scale paper, sized at 4″ x 6″. One first thought, I thought that was a little odd, but when I thought about it, so often I actually cut my 6″ x 6′” pattern papers down to be more on the scale of a card front. Then not actually use that 2-inch strip that I’ve cut off. The paper has some lovely patterns on it, and I’m sure you could choose something for most occasions. The gold foiling is always a nice bonus too!


You can click on the colour names below, and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up! shop. It will show you all the products available in that in colour.


Below are all the Stampin’ Up! products I used today. They can be purchased directly from me, in my Stampin’ Up! Online Shop in the UK. Simply click the pictures below and it will take you straight to the full details about each product.

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  1. Just wanted to thank you for the Stampin’ Blends Labels PDF. I just found it and printed it out. Thank you so much for all your work. It will save me lots of time and frustration when I am looking for the right color.

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